The Beijing Software Testing Center (BSTC) will focus on developing and refining internationalization features for the Linux operating system, U.S.-based OSDL said in a statement released Thursday.
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"This newest OSDL member will bring a wealth of knowledge about the use of Linux in China and its potential for use in the data center and on the desktop," said Stuart Cohen, chief executive of OSDL.
In January, Beijing-based software maker Co-Create Open Source Software became OSDL's. The company focuses on Linux kernel development and promoting the Linux desktop in China.
The use of open-source software in China is on the rise. Chinese officials have signed a pact with South Korea and Japan to jointly develop an Red Flag Software and Japan's Miracle Linux also have teamed up to promote standards to make it easier for hardware and software vendors to be Linux-compliant.. Companies such as China's
Winston Chai of CNETAsia reported from Singapore.